OGUN HIJAB RULING: It is Judicial Namby-Pamby – MURIC declares

An Islamic human rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has described the judgement delivered by Justice Bamgbose Alabi of the Abeokuta High Court in Ogun State on the use of hijab as judicial namby-pamby. Justice Alabi ruled that “the use of hijab is considered a fundamental human right only for adults”. This formed the basis of his judgement on Thursday 4th June, 2020 in a case filed by Aishat Abdul-Aleem, an 11-year old Muslim girl who was sent out of school at the Gateway Secondary School, Abeokuta in December…

MURIC mourns Kano ex-AGF, Aliyu Umar

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has sent a message of condolence to the Governor of Kano State, family, friends and colleagues of former Attorney General of the state, Aliyu Umar, SAN, who died on Friday, 17th April, 2020. He was 68 years old. MURIC’s condolence message was issued by the human rights advocacy group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020. “The late Aliyu Umar who was called to bar in 1978 was an expert in criminal law. He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of…

Change Amotekun’s name to ‘Oduduwa guards’ – MURIC urges S/west Govs

An Islamic human rights organization,Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC , has urged the governors of the South West to change the name of the Amotekun security outfit to ‘Oduduwa Guards’. The southwest Governors recently launched the Amotekun security network and gave it legal backing by signing bills on the initiative into laws. The suggestion to change the name was made in a press statement issued on Friday 20th March, 2020 by the Director of the organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola. The group said, “People who oppose an idea must suggest the alternative.…

MURIC faults Yoruba Group on Sanusi

 An Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has faulted the stand of Yoruba socio-cultural group, the Apapo Oodua Koya (AOKOYA)on the deposed Emir of Kano,Sanusi Lamidi Sanusi. MURIC described AOKOYA’s position as mean, callous and inhuman. The Muslim group made this known in a statement circulated on Monday, 16th March, 2020 by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.  AOKOYA on Sunday 15th March, 2020, asked deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who arrived Lagos on Saturday, to return to the North Sanusi was deposed on Monday, 9th March, 2020 by…

MURIC congratulates New NIMASA DG ,Bashir Jamoh

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has congratulated the new Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh. According to MURIC in a statement issued on Thursday 5th March, 2020 by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. Jamoh’s appointment was timely, appropriate and well-deserved. The group statement read: “The appointment of Dr. Bashir Jamoh as the new Director-General of NIMASA is timely, appropriate and well-deserved. It is reward for hard work and dedication to duty. With an intimidating curriculum vitae and an inexhaustible work experience both within and…

Review NYSC Camp Training Now – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the expulsion of two female corps members from NYSC camp in Ebonyi state last Saturday. In a press statement circulated to the media by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Wednesday, 13th November, 2019, the civil society organization berated NYSC for sacrificing morality on the altar of militarization. It called for immediate review of the NYSC training camp activities to allow female corpers whose creeds forbid them from wearing short knickers to freely and willingly partake in the activities. MURIC said, “NYSC has…

UI HIJAB CRISIS: MURIC Declares Day Of Solidarity

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has declared Friday, 12th July, 2019 as a Day of Solidarity with female Muslim girls who are facing persecution in South West Nigeria for wearing hijab. This is coming on the heels of a video clip showing the molestation of female Muslim students at the International School of the University of Ibadan (ISI). MURIC declared the Day of Solidarity in a press statement circulated by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Wednesday, 10th July, 2019. According to the statement, “Muslims are one nation throughout the world.…

FAILED PUBLIC HEARING: MURIC SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY … Calls for Judiciary Clean up

The public hearing organized by the House Committee on Judiciary and Justice failed to hold for the second time yesterday, Wednesday Several Muslim groups that appeared for the purported hearing were disappointed as the Chairman of the committee, Hon. Razaq Atunwa, explained that an interlocutory injunction seeking to stop the hearing had been served on the committee. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) in a statement signed by its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola condemned the injunction. They said apart from being highly provocative, the development was saddening, nauseating and appalling. The…

Ambode warns against insensitivity to Nigeria’s security situation

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and Commander, Rapid Response Squad, Olatunji Disu, have urged Nigerians to be sensitive to the current security situation in the country. They spoke at a security symposium organised in Lagos on the theme, ‘Nigeria Security Challenge: How It Concerns You’. Among other speakers at the security symposium organized by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit were President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Odumakin and Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Prof Ishaq Akintola. Governor Ambode explained that…

MURIC DEMANDS ACTION ON CALL TO BAR SAGA

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called for immediate action on the recent  controversy over the ban on Hijab at a call to bar ceremony in Abuja which involved a female Law graduate, Amasa Firdaus. The  group also condemned the deafening silence coming from the House of representatives particularly after the court granted the injunction seeking to stop the public hearing. A Press Statement signed by Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) Professor Ishaq Akintola reads: We are palpably appalled by the seeming lack of a political will on the part…